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Brewers 2, Cubs 1: It don’t matter now

Spring training has started, even though the weather doesn’t agree.

PHOENIX, Arizona — By the time the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to the Brewers in the Cactus League opener ended, just before 4 p.m. local time, it was downright cold and sprinkles began to fall at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Honestly, it would have been a fine weather day for a Cubs home opener, but for spring training? Temperatures not getting out of the 50s, when the average high this time of year is 73? Yuck.

A ragtag squad of mostly Cubs minor leaguers lost to a Brewers team featuring several of their regulars, playing likely because it was a Milwaukee home game and the game was being televised back to the folks in Wisconsin.

Kyle Schwarber debuted his new svelte form by walking and striking out in two plate appearances before heading out; he had no fielding chances.

The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Mike Freeman singled, advanced to second on an infield out and scored on a single by Tommy La Stella [VIDEO].

TLS looked good at the plate and made a nice fielding play, too. There’s no doubt he could start …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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